Is there anything I can do to make myself enlightened?
As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning.
Then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?
To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise.
*note: unable to find where i originally read this quote, prior to a post i made in 2014 with same quote. if anyone knows and can share, i’d love to give credit 🙏🏻